AJMEDIA News Digest: Jan. 13, 2023

Tokyo, 13 January, /AJMEDIA/ Man indicted for fatally shooting ex-Japan PM Abe during speech NARA, Japan – A man was indicted on charges of murder and violating the firearms control… Read more

Prosecutors indict Yamagami for murder of Abe

Tokyo, 13 January, /AJMEDIA/ Japanese prosecutors formally charged the suspect in the assassination of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe with murder, sending him to stand trial, a court said Friday.… Read more

Japanese delegation to visit Canada to meet with battery, mining companies

Tokyo, 13 January, /AJMEDIA/ Japan will send a delegation to meet with Canadian battery and mining companies early this year, while Canada is planning a trade mission to Japan later… Read more

Foreign Minister Hayashi highlights rule of law in jab at Russia, China

Tokyo, 13 January, /AJMEDIA/ Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi on Thursday emphasized the importance of the rule of law at a U.N. meeting, demanding Russia withdraw from Ukraine while opposing… Read more

U.S., Japan unveil plans to strengthen their alliance

Tokyo, 13 January, /AJMEDIA/ The United States and Japan unveiled plans Wednesday to strengthen their alliance to help counter threats from North Korea and China, which they called the greatest… Read more

China’s 2022 auto sales rise 9.5% but growth weakening

Tokyo, 13 January, /AJMEDIA/ China’s auto sales rose 9.5% last year as electric vehicle purchases nearly doubled, but demand in the global industry’s biggest market slumped in December, foreshadowing weaker… Read more

Garland appoints special counsel to investigate Biden documents

Tokyo, 13 January, /AJMEDIA/ Attorney General Merrick Garland on Thursday appointed a special counsel to investigate the presence of documents with classified marking found at President Joe Biden’s home in… Read more

Zelensky promises ‘everything necesary’ to defend Soledar from Russia

Tokyo, 13 January, /AJMEDIA/ Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky said Thursday that Ukrainian forces defending Bakhmut and Soledar in the east would be armed with everything they need to keep Russian… Read more

Iranian, UAE officials discuss economic cooperation

Tokyo, 13 January, /AJMEDIA/ Senior Iranian and Emirati officials on Wednesday held talks aimed at exploring ways to expand mutual economic cooperation, in the first high-level negotiations between the two… Read more

Azerbaijani, Ukrainian ombudsmen hold meeting

Tokyo, 13 January, /AJMEDIA/ Commissioner for Human Rights (Ombudsman) of Azerbaijan Sabina Aliyeva has met with Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights Dmytro Lubinets in Ankara, the Azerbaijani Ombudsman’s Office… Read more